July 10, 2001, 10:34 a.m. CST
This should be a great miniseries. It'll give Steven sufficient time to develop both plot and characterizations. Looking forward to it....
July 10, 2001, 11 a.m. CST
... which I liked a lot. (Yes, I'm the one...) Could be pretty good, but I have to wonder if the public these days has the attention span a 20-hour miniseries would require. (Hey, whatever happened to the Riverworld series SciFi was working on?)
July 10, 2001, 11:21 a.m. CST
spielberg on TV has never quite worked, for some reason. It's as if there's a feeling of being over-manipulated on the small screen, not unlike the last 25 minutes of A.I. - Ian
July 10, 2001, 11:42 a.m. CST
Someone stop Spielberg.. please..
July 10, 2001, 11:48 a.m. CST
by otis von zipper
The story is similar to many things (X-Files, Dark Skies, even Close Encounters), but it got me thinking of wonderful little movie from the 80's called Strange Invaders. Paul LeMat is looking for his ex-wife in a town that had been taken over by aliens in the 50's. Great tribute to the sci-fi B-movies of the 50's and 60's. If you've never seen it check it out.
July 10, 2001, 12:01 p.m. CST
... from LeGuin's Earthsea trilogy. Nobody comes to mind immediately, but I'm at work and can't focus on it.
July 10, 2001, 12:06 p.m. CST
Leslie "Take Your Pick: DAYLIGHT or DANTE'S PEAK" Bohem? I hope there's some unproduced gem out there with Bohem's name on it that I haven't read because, so far, I've been singularly unimpressed. Then again, at least Steven isn't writing this one, too.
July 10, 2001, 12:31 p.m. CST
This sounds cool, but I hope this doesn't cut into Angel at all. I'd much rather watch her as Darla rather than her playing a housefrau.
July 10, 2001, 1:49 p.m. CST
by Charles Grady
The Close Encounters DVD has tons of great supplements, and I love the movie, but does anyone else think the disk could have been a LOT sharper? I know that Trumbull explains how the extensive effects sequences put stress on the film itself and it will always be grainy, but the blacks are all over the map on that DVD and in some nighttime scenes the backgrounds are flickering they're so spotty and grainy.
July 10, 2001, 3:42 p.m. CST
by Rollo Tomassi
Steven Spielberg is currently at the artistic pinnacle of his career, with films like "Schindler's List", "Amistad" "Saving Private Ryan" and "A.I." Only David Lean has ever been this good. The continued slams at Spielberg's recent work on AICN are puzzling and unfounded, especiall from guys who think Luc Besson is a director.
July 10, 2001, 3:57 p.m. CST
by penniless writer
Because they should. Casting Ged would be tough. Kind of like casting Spenser (Robert B. Parker's detective.) robert Urich isn't right at all. (And yes, I know this is all way off topic, just ignore it if you don't care.)
July 10, 2001, 5:23 p.m. CST
..is fantastic! The only thing that doesn't work is the brains of those watching (not watching)! He has done some fantastic storytelling on TV. They mentioned DUEL above, but there was also AMAZING STORIES. That show was great. I can't think of one ep that was not thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. They were full of whimsy and made you look at the world with wonderment. I am looking forward to TAKEN coming out, more so than any project that Joss Whedon is not involved in. BTW- Robert Urich was a great Spenser. He brought the perfect balance of charm, wit, righteousness, and toughness to the role.
July 10, 2001, 8:35 p.m. CST
Just want to post that I am VERY happy for Steve B. He is a very good actor and I am glad to see him getting high profile work out side of GH. I think that Julie and Steve will be very good together L
July 11, 2001, 9:57 a.m. CST
i'm glad to see that the sci-fi channell is actually becoming a real channel. shit, besides farscape & invisible man i thought they really didn't have anything good. oh, let's not forget babylon 5 & dune. also, what was "duel"? sounds familiar but i can't remember. hope they keep it up.
July 12, 2001, 8:39 a.m. CST
Wow! The first time AICN has mentioned the new Rod Lurie flick The Last Castle! I'm amazed! They're actually mentioning an intelligent movie instead of Men In Black 2, or Ninja Turtles! How noble of them! More coverage on movies like this might be nice!
July 12, 2001, 8:59 a.m. CST
I find it interesting to Steven bashed and lauded in the same notes. Many reference the talent evidenced in his earlier work but totally discount the relevance and risk taking of movies like Schlindler's List, The Color Purple, and Amistad. It seems that most of the talkbackers are those who favor mostly escapist stuff rather than movies that make you think or shock us into the realization that the world is made up of more 'us white folk'. Steven has at least shown the courage to create stories that speak to the breadth of the 'human' experience rather than just focusing on the narrow segment of 'white America'. Some of his movies have been flawed, but all have been thought provoking. And this speaks to his work on the small screen also. The man is a storyteller. As I stated before, with adequate budget and the time provided in a mini series format, Steven's take on "Taken" has the potential of being good stuff.